Our People

Meals on Wheels People is able to serve and deliver more than 1.1 million meals annually throughout the greater Portland metro area thanks to the dedicated service of 145 employees and more than 5,000 volunteers. We are grateful that so many in the community support older adults who want to age in place.


Suzanne Washington,
Chief Executive Officer

Tony Staser,
Chief Development Officer

Tom Maier,
Director of Food Service

Jessica Morris,
Director of Human Resources

Julie Piper Finley, ABC,
Director of Marketing & Communications

Linda Reynolds,
Chief Financial Officer

Renata Wilson,
Chief Operations Officer

2019-2020 Board Members

President: Sarah Joannides, Joannides Consulting

1st Vice President: Scott Christianson, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management

2nd Vice President: Ashley Osten, Moss Adams


  • Kate Armstrong, NIKE
  • Janet Bean, Portland Kettle Works
  • Beth Biggs, Consonus Health
  • Robyn Brewer, MUFG Union Bank N.A.
  • Todd Coffman, Rosendin Electric
  • James Crumpacker, Fleming Oil Fund
  • Nengimote Diriyai, Wells Fargo
  • David Drinkward, Hoffman Construction
  • Kristen Erbes, Cambia Health Solutions
  • Steve Foltz, Vitaligent

Secretary: David VanSpeybroeck, Community Member

Treasurer: Tim Kalberg, Perkins & Co.

Past President: Tawnie Nelson, First Interstate Bank


  • Julie Frantz, Community Member
  • Arnie Gardner, Community Member
  • Claudia Knotek, New Seasons Market
  • Marcus Lampros, Lampros Properties
  • Amy Malagamba, The Standard
  • Ernie Staley, Community Member
  • Linda Thomas, Community Member
  • Arlene Villanueva Unverzagt
  • Steve Watts, Summit Bank

2019-2020 Ambassador Board

Samuel Dunn,
Brown & Brown
Northwest Insurance

Zach Fogg,
Marquis Companies

Crystal Ann Ghanem
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, LLP


Connie Gilfillan,
Snyder Roofing

Allyse Paetsch,
Papa Murphy’s

Taylor Schimbke
Moss Adams

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